Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 February 2002 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 February 2002 at 13:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 19 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 25 / 978

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 25 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 26 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 385 266 km

Moon is 385 266 km (239 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 15:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 27 January 2002 at 01:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.270°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.309° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 12 February 2002 at 07:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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